Why does the date of Chanukah seem to change each year?
Chanukah begins on the twenty-fifth day of the Jewish month of Kislev. The Jewish calendar is primarily based on the lunar cycle, and its dates fluctuate with respect to other calendar systems. Thus the first day of Chanukah can fall anywhere between November 28th and December 26th. Click here for an overview of the workings of the Jewish calendar. To convert any secular date into its corresponding Jewish date, see our Calendar Converter. Click here for a listing of Chanukah’s corresponding secular dates for the upcoming years. A Jewish calendar is an important tool for every Jewish home. A wide selection of Jewish calendars should be available at your local Judaica store.